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Polio worker killed for trying to vaccinate child in Mohmand

April 8, 2019

A polio worker was killed by a family who refused to have their child vaccinated in the Mohmand district.

Babar Atta, the focal person to Prime Minister Imran Khan on polio eradication, confirmed the news on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Wajid. He hailed from Attukhel and worked as a union council polio officer.

He succumbed to his injuries at the Gulnai hospital.

Related: Mohmand Agency polio workers attacked

Police and other law enforcement agencies are conduction raids to arrest the killers, Atta said in a Tweet.

“Parents can refuse polio vaccinations but attacking and then killing innocent polio workers will not be tolerated,” he added.

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